No, No, Gnome!
I (smartly) signed up Ashlyn for two books, Are We There, Yeti? and a to-be-determined second book. For that untitled project, Ashlyn presented a number of sweet, funny ideas. But I really liked how No, No, Gnome! related to Yeti--both starred mythical creatures and both had refrains that were a play on words.
Initially, like Yeti?, Gnome! had very spare text--it was set-up, refrain, set-up, refrain. But as Ashlyn, Chloe (the designer), and I worked on the book, we realized that Gnome needed more words to tell his story. No, No, Gnome! is the tale of a very energetic garden gnome who really wants to help out in the school garden. But sometimes, his eagerness gets the better of him.
When Ashlyn was young, she had a hard time sitting still at school, and her mind would often wander. This book is for all those kids who feel the same way.
Chloe Foglia oversaw the design of the book. While Yeti? was tall and thin (7.5 x 11), Gnome! is short and adorable (8 x 10). Like Ashlyn's first book, this one is printed on uncoated stock.
Check out the music video!
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